Date: 7th September 2022 at 6:36pm
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Thomas Tuchel became the second Premier League manager to be sacked this season when he was relieved of his duties by Chelsea on Wednesday. 

The German enjoyed great success during his time in London, winning the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, the latter being Chelsea’s first ever triumph in the competition.

This season his side had started poorly, though, losing to Leeds United, Southampton and Dinamo Zagreb, as well as drawing with Tottenham Hotspur.

It was the defeat in Croatia on Tuesday that appears to have been the final straw for Chelsea owner Todd Boehly, though, with the American choosing to fire Tuchel on Wednesday morning.

Here, we take a look at the five Chelsea managers with the highest win percentages across all competitions, in the Premier League era.

1. Guus Hiddink – 72.73%

Dutchman Hiddink has had two spells at Chelsea, initially in 2009 and then later on during the 2015/16 season. It is his first tenure at Stamford Bridge that puts him top of this list though, with the former Netherlands boss having won 16 of his 22 games in charge of The Blues. Hiddink took over from Luiz Felipe Scolari in February 2009, while continuing in his role as manager of the Russian national side. He guided the club to a third-place finish in the Premier League table.

Hiddink had two spells as manager of Chelsea

2. Jose Mourinho – 67.03%

Another manager to have had two spells in charge of Chelsea, Mourinho was also more successful during his first tenure, between 2004 and 2007. The Portuguese had arrived in England shortly after winning the Champions League and league double with Porto, and he quickly established himself as one of the world’s top managers by winning consecutive league titles with The Blues. By the time Mourinho departed west London in 2007, he had won 124 of his 187 matches in charge. He would later return to guide the club to its fourth Premier League title.

3. Avram Grant – 66.67%

Grant was appointed as Chelsea manager following Mourinho’s sacking, and the Israeli guided the club to its first ever Champions League final during his only season in charge. He also reached the final of the League Cup, and The Blues were in contention for the Premier League title right up until the final day of the 2007/08 season. His contract was terminated at the end of that campaign, and he left having won 36 of his 54 games across all competitions.

4. Antonio Conte – 65.09%

Conte enjoyed huge success during his time at Chelsea

Italian Conte delivered Chelsea’s fifth – and most recent – Premier League title in 2017. The former Italy national manager spent two years at the club, before leaving in the summer of 2018, just weeks after lifting the FA Cup by beating Manchester United 1-0 at Wembley. Conte, who now manages Chelsea’s bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur, took charge of 106 games, winning 69 of them.

5. Maurizio Sarri – 63.5%

Sarri guided Chelsea to the Europa League title in 2019

Another Italian to have taken the hot seat at Stamford Bridge, Sarri succeeded his fellow countryman ahead of the 2018/19 campaign and made an instant impact, with Chelsea going unbeaten in their first 12 league games, winning eight of them. Sarri, who now manages Lazio, guided Chelsea to the League Cup final during his only season in charge, but his biggest achievement was lifting the Europa League after defeating Arsenal in Baku. In total, he won 40 of his 63 matches as manager of the club.

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